Compensation sought for mercury contamination [India]

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29 April 2004

Compensation sought for mercury contamination [India]


[India]: Residents of Kodaikanal town are agitated over the rough deal meted out by multinational Unilever's subsidiary [Hindustan Lever] after it shut down a clinical thermometer unit nearly three years ago following protests over mercury contamination.

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31 December 2003

Thermometer factory: Kodaikanal, India (update 31st December 2003)

Author: Unilever

From time to time we receive enquiries about the factory site we have at Kodaikanal, India. The site formerly produced medical thermometers containing mercury. Greenpeace India raised questions about the operations at the site, and other organisations have also expressed opinions on their websites. This [Unilever] news page continues to provide an up to date account of the facts. [also refers to Hindustan Lever]

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